Wtih regards to make-up the best advice I can give any bride is to make sure their skin isn't dry. For a smooth flawless finish with your foundation your skin must be well moisturised and hydrated. Surface dryness will grab onto the moisture content in your foundation and because it's pigmented the results will be a patchy finish.
My home care advice is to regularly exfoliate your skin to help lift off the surface dead skin cells that start to accumilate with dry skin. I prefer AHA's and BHA's (Lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, malic acid) as opposed to the gritty exfoliators because the hydroxy acids are more gentle, they unglue the dead skins cells and BHA's clear the pores whereas gritty exfoliators are more rough on the skin and you risk creating micro tears in the skin. By removing the dead skins cells you also expose the fresh new cells underneath which gives the skin a more youthfull glow.
Microdermabrasion facials will effectively remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Start early when trying out new skin care or facial treatments because the best results are seen over time and if you react negatively then you have time for your skin to heal.
More tips are on the beauty section on the blog.